December 2013

Month Archives

CÓR – Choral Online Repository

2013/2014 Projects


An online resource of traditional Irish songs, innovatively arranged for choirs. The CÓR will include scores and recordings of such songs by staff and students at NUI Galway. As many of these songs are currently difficult to obtain, the project will make them available to a global audience.

Learn to Swim

2013/2014 Projects

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Students of the Swimming, Water Polo and Lifesaving Club will provide fellow students basic swimming lessons. With over five hundred people requiring rescue from Irish waters each year, the Learn to Swim project aims at promoting water safety.

NUIG: Behind the Scenes

2013/2014 Projects

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Staff and students of the Huston School of Film and Digital Media and Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge will produce short videos focusing “behind the scenes” on various aspects of NUI Galway. The project will explore how the various offices, organisations, commercial outlets and staff and student groups operate on campus.

RISE: Taking the Pressure Off

2013/2014 Projects


This project aims to encourage preventative measures to help people avoid costly and damaging pressure ulcers through a public awareness campaign. Taking the Pressure Off is an inter-disciplinary project between the School of Nursing & Midwifery and the Discipline of Podiatry which aims at benefiting the wider community.

Come Abroad

2013/2014 Projects

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Come Abroad will involve the creation of a web community for both NUI Galway students going on exchange and for foreign students coming to NUI Galway. The website will act as a forum for students to ask questions, get advice and seek information on exchange studies opportunities.

STARTS: Students Teaching Apps of Relevance To Staff

2013/2014 Projects

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This project involves trained students hosting workshops for NUI Galway staff who are interested in developing basic apps, which can benefit the delivery of courses and the campus overall. The mission is to create a teaching package for students to teach staff something that adds value to the students’ own learning experiences, the premise being “learning through teaching”. The staff also get value from learning basic coding and programming. 

Capture Your Campus

2013/2014 Projects


The Marketing and Communications Office will work with the student PhotoSoc in hosting an online competition for students and staff to submit high-definition photographs of the campus. Successful entrants can see their work used in official publications while an exhibition of the submissions will also take place.

NUI Galway Mobile App

2013/2014 Projects


Staff and students will team up to create a broad-ranging app for NUI Galway, which will include maps, exam timetables, upcoming events and general information. The app should be of benefit to both current and prospective students as well as staff and visitors to the campus.

Disability Awareness Week

2013/2014 Projects


This project aims at increasing staff, student and public awareness about people with disabilities, with a view to combating stereotypes and promoting the contributions of people with disabilities through a campus-wide awareness week.

Secondary and Third Level Shakespeare Workshop

2013/2014 Projects

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Staff and students will work together in having trained actors demonstrate the works of William Shakespeare in both NUI Galway and local secondary schools. This is complementary and potentially an alternative to costly school trips to stage productions.